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Homegrown Stories

In this section you will find stories of programs and initiatives across BC. If you have an idea for a homegrown story, please contact us.

Wicked Questions at the Intersections of Poverty Reduction, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty in BC

The Gateway’s Community of Practice dove into some Wicked Questions underpinning community food security work in BC, as a way of deepening our conversation on poverty reduction and food insecurity in BC.

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Where’s the local seafood in coastal communities?

Campbell River dock

Where does fish, fishing, and fisheries fit in the BC food security conversation? Why is it so hard to access seafood in coastal communities?

The Gateway speaks to Cynthia Bendickson with the Greenways Land Trust about their community consultation work on access to seafood in Vancouver Island coastal communities and Abra Brynne, who is working with EcoTrust on fisheries policy.

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Indigenous Governance, Food Policy & Local Government: A Community of Practice Conversation

Dawn Morrison

The Gateway convened a conversation on May 8 with the local government and food policy community of practice (CoP) to explore the question: What is Indigenous governance and how does it relate to our work of moving food policy ahead with local government?

In this story we reflect on some of the teachings shared by two leaders in this work, Jolene Andrew, Witsuwit’en Territory and, Dawn Morrison of the Secwepemc Nation.

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